Loading Books Using itunes

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  1. mwhoody

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    Just curious...if I use iTunes to load my books into my ipad2...
    I have all my books in a folder on my computer. And I use this one particular folder to store all my books that are loaded into iTunes, and ready t load into my ipad.
    Now, If I was to move these books to another folder on my computer, or even a different drive - would I loose these books from my ipad when I do my next sync?
    Or would the books still remain on the ipad regardless of where the folder or drive is?
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    I really don't know the answer to this question (as I let iTunes manage the content - I don't keep files separate from iTunes).

    Have a look at this article: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to-a-new-hard-drive/

    In paragraph 9, it would appear that yes, it might cause an issue. If iTunes "loses track" of a file, then it might decide that file is no longer to be synced with the iPad. Again, this is a guess on my part.

    The article talks about how you can consolidate your files to be within iTunes alone. You can always access them for other-than-iTunes purposes, but overall, it may be easier?

    Regardless, I find this article to be very helpful in understanding how iTunes works. Hopefully you can glean from it enough info to answer your question (or guide you further in your research)...

    Marilyn
     
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    Thank you - just took a quick glance at the article and it seems to have a lot of information.
    Thanks again
     
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    As of iOS 7, iTunes only syncs audiobooks.
    iBooks, Texts, eBooks, and PDFs, are now handled by iBooks.

    I find it simple to send movies, texts, Keynotes, and Pages documents to the iPad via Dropbox.
     
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    I believe the Windows version of iTunes still handles all iBooks features; since the desktop iBooks reading app is only available on OS X. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Even on OS X with iBooks installed, the sync settings are still in iTunes under the Books tab; when the iPad is connected and selected. Buying, adding, deleting, or managing your iBooks has to be done in the new iBooks app. You won't find the Books library in iTunes.
     
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    Ooops. That did not seem to be working, but I checked, and now I see that iTunes still can send PDF and other texts to the iPad. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    No problem.
     
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    I have the problem of syncing my iMac iBooks with my iPad iBooks. I use the same Apple ID on both but it doesn't seem to sync when I want or not at all.
    Any clues?
     
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    Sorry. So for it's worked fine for me, though I haven't been syncing much.

    Hold in mind that if you are side loading books, it probably works the same as iTunes used to. You need to add them on the computer side first. Books added using Open In on the iPad will not sync back to the Mac.
     

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